Emma Lincoln Leads SOFLO On Day One Of FGC Senior Championships At Coral Springs

Emma Lincoln Leads SOFLO On Day One Of FGC Senior Championships At Coral Springs


July 27, 2012

Emma Lincoln stole the show Friday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in her home pool at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The 16-year-old South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer won the 15-16 100-meter freestyle with a career-best time and anchored the winning 400-meter freestyle relay.

Lincoln won the 100-meter freestyle in 59.57 seconds, lowering her previous best of 59.91. She was the fifth fastest qualifier in morning prelims.

Lincoln joined teammates Caroline Kuczynski, 21, Marcella Marinheiro, 17, and Melissa Marinheiro, 15, to win the relay in 4:02.22, bettering their seed time of 4:06.23.

Kuczynski, a junior at Arizona State, is competing in six events this weekend. The U.S. is the third country the 2016 Canadian Olympic hopeful has competed in this summer. She also competed in meets in Sweden and Canada.

Kuczynski posted a best time 59.90 in the 100-meter freestyle, in the first of the six events. It was the second fastest time in morning prelims. Her previous best was 1:00.24. She finished second in finals in 59.33, lowering her best time again.

Kuczynski was also fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:30.71.

Alex Rodriguez, 21, swam the fastest 50-meter breaststroke prelim time in a career-best 29.81, cracking 30 seconds for the first time and lowering his previous best of 30.26. He finished second in finals in 30.14 behind Davie’s Leonardo Martins (30.09).

Maria Lopez, 16, was second in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:22.01, lowering her previous best of 2:22.21. Amber Hunter, 16, was third in 2:30.53. Lopez also swam a best time in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:40.01, lowering her previous best of 4:52.91.

Other SOFLO “A” finalists:

Brandon Goldman, 17, third in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:08.66, lowering his previous best of 2:22.76 which he lowered first in prelims in 2:12.08.

Kelly Kealty, 15, fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time of 36.98, bettering her previous best of 37.09.

Ilya Evdokimov, 16, fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 32.24, lowering his best time of 32.41.

Marc Rojas, 18, was fifth in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:08.63, lowering his previous best of 4:09.82.

Emily Jurich, 15, fifth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 37.07, also a best time, lowering her previous best of 40.13.

Melissa Marinheiro, 15, fifth in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:00.79 and eighth in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:35.37.

Marcella Marinheiro, 17, sixth in the 200-meter backstroke, 2:31.24.

Carlo Morante, 19, seventh in the 200-meter backstroke, 2:21.39.

Evelin Jimenez, 17, eighth in the 200-meter butterfly in a best time 2:34.90, lowering her previous best of 2:35.20.

In morning prelims:

Melissa Marinheiro, 15, swam a best time 2:29.08 in the 200-meter butterfly, lowering her previous best of 2:30.40 and earning the third seed.

Rachel Ling, 17, lowered her best time in the 200-meter backstroke from 2:44.21 to 2:38.20. She also bettered her time in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.88, dropping from 1:06.71. Daniela Jimenez dropped from 1:05.93 to 1:05.03 in the 100 freestyle.

Kylie Herman, 15, bettered her best time in the 100-meter freestyle from 1:04.87 to 1:03.38. Herman dropped her 200-meter butterfly time in 2:36.77 dropping from 2:41.27.

Lindsey Sauer, 15, also bettered her time in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.67 dropping from 1:04.73. Also in the event, Haley Wright, 15, dropped from 1:05.92 to 1:05.21. Kaitlin Armstrong, 16, bettered her time from 1:07.79 to 1:06.14. Rebecca Wilkerson swam a best time in 1:06.69, dropping from 1:07.36. Wilkerson also swam a best time in the 50-meter breaststroke in 38.18, dropping from 39.72.

Emily Jurich, 15, swam a best time 37.52 in the 50-meter breaststroke dropping from 40.13. Also in the event, Selina Voelkel, 16, dropped from 39.97 to a best time 38.81.

Brandon Goldman, 17, swam the sixth fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly prelims in a best time 2:12.08, dropping from 2:22.76.

David Stoddard, 15, posted two best times. He dropped from 2:29.08 to 2:28.39 in the 200-meter backstroke. And, in the 100-meter freestyle he swam a lifetime-best 58.13, lowering his previous best of 1:00.17.

Kyle Desrosiers, 16, swam a best time in the 100-meter freestyle in 58.15, dropping from 59.57. Also in the event, Bryce Pierce, 15, dropped from 1:00.36 to 58.21 and Josh Cutter, 16, dropped from 1:00.29 to 58.41. Ilya Evdokimov, 16, dropped from 1:01.73 to 59.92. William Perry swam 1:01.51, dropping 1/100th off his previous best.

Ben Fruitman, 17, dropped from 2:29.49 to 2:25.05 in the 200-meter backstroke. Fruitman also improved his 100-meter freestyle time in 57.48 dropping from 57.81.

Ryan Capote, 14, swam a career-best time in the 100-meter freestyle in 59.96, dropping from 1:01.08.

Jacob Walters, 16, dropped from 2:20.73 to 2:24.30 in the 200-meter butterfly.

Jonathan Strod, 13, lowered his best time in the 50-meter breaststroke from 37.07 to 35.98. Also in the event, Derek Maguire, 18, swam a best time 36.92 dropping from 36.38.



200-meter freestyle relay:

1.Metro Aquatics 1:51.37, 6. SOFLO “A” 1:54.43 (Emma Lincoln, Maria Lopez, Anne Kuczynski, Melissa Marinheiro), 10. SOFLO “B” 1:55.17 (Kristina Brennan, Amber Hunter, Evelin Jimenez, Kylie Herman).

200-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. Clara Smiddy, AK Sharks 2:22.14; SOFLO: 13. Maria Lopez 2:32.25, 15. Kristina Brennan 2:37.38; Open, 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:19.90; SOFLO: 6. Marcella Marinheiro 2:31.24, 11. Rachel Ling 2:39.72, 12. Megan Schimansky 2:42.13.

100-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Emma Lincoln, SOFLO 59.57, best time; SOFLO: 5. Melissa Marinheiro 1:00.79, 20. Kylie Herman 1:03.38, best time, 24. Kristina Brennan 1:03.73, 33. Lindsey Sauer 1:04.67, best time, 34. Amber Hunter 1:04.68, 40. Haley Wright 1:05.21, best time, 49. Kaitlin Armstrong 1:06.14, best time, 56. Rebecca Wilkerson 1:06.69, best time, 72. Kelly Kealty 1:08.47; Open, 1. Katelyn Miller, Unattached 58.06; SOFLO: 2. Caroline Kuczynski 59.33, 16. Marcella Marinheiro 1:02.21, 24. Evelin Jimenez 1:03.03, 35. Rachel Ling 1:04.88, best time, 36. Anne Kuczynski 1:04.90, 37. Daniela Jimenez 1:05.03, best time.

200-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Isabella Paez, Metro Aquatics 2:16.09; SOFLO: 2. Maria Lopez 2:22.01, best time, 3. Amber Hunter 2:30.53, 8. Melissa Marinheiro 2:35.37, 11. Kylie Herman 2:35.44, best time, 15. Haley Wright 2:38.56; Open: 1. Rya Marynowski, Empire Swimming 2:19.43;  SOFLO: 8. Evelin Jimenez 2:34.90.

50-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Anna Valls, Miami Swimming 33.37; SOFLO: 4. Kelly Kealty 36.98, 5. Emily Jurich 37.07, 12. Rebecca Wilkerson 38.18, best time in prelims, 15. Rebecca Wilkerson 38.54, 19. Selina Voelkel 38.81, best time; Open: 1. Hana Vandersluis, North Palm Beach 35.10.

400-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s swimming 4:225.04; SOFLO: 4. Caroline Kuczynski 4:30.71, 20. Daniela Jimenez 4:50.31, best time.

400-meter freestyle relay:

1.SOFLO “A” 4:02.22 (Caroline Kuczynski, Marcella Marinheiro, Melissa Marinheiro, EmmaLincoln), 14. SOFLO “B” 4:17.24 (Kaitlin Armstrong, Kylie Herman, Amber Hunter, Evelin Jimenez).


200-meter freestyle relay:

1.Westminster Academy “A” 1:34.80, 11. SOFLO “A” 1:41.13 (Ben Fruitman, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Pillado, Keegan Boisson-Yates), 21. SOFLO “B” 1:44.78 (Ivan Parada, August Charni, Carlo Morante, Ilya Evdokimov).

200-meter backstroke:

15-16, 1. B. Depawlikowski, Metro Aquatics 2:12.69; SOFLO: 16. David Stoddard 2:29.25, best time, 24. August Charni 2:31.03, 26. Fernando Quintero 2:32.14; Open, 1. Gabriel Pedrao, Unattached 2:12.00; SOFLO: 7. Carlo Morante 2:21.39, 12. Ben Fruitman 2:24.21, best time, 26. Ryan Capote 2:39.00.

100-meter freestyle:

15-16, 1. Zuhayr Pigot, Metro Aquatics 53.99; SOFLO: 24. Jacob Walters 57.99, 27. David Stoddard 58.13, best time, 28. Kyle Desrosiers 58.15, best time, 30. Bryce Pierce 58.21, best time, 34. Josh Cutter 58.41, best time, 48. August Charni 59.34, 53. Ilya Evdokimov 59.92, best time, 67. Jordan Colon 1:01.07, 70. Roger Capote 1:01.31, 74. William Perry 1:01.51, 77. Fernando Quintero 1:01.84, 90. Bowie Suen 1:03.37; Open, 1. Daniel Spas, Heritage Aquatics 52.32; SOFLO: 13. Alex Rodriguez 55.24, 23. Keegan Boisson-Yates 55.42, 46. Carlo Morante 57.16, 55. Ben Fruitman 57.48, best time, 62. Ivan Parada 57.95, 81. Jonathan Strod 59.30, best time, 86. Austin Pillado 59.71, equals best time, 89. Ryan Capote 59.96, best time, 100. Mauricio Hidalgo 1:00.81, 116. Di Sanguinetti 1:50.58.

200-meter butterfly:

15-16, 1. Fernando Bohorquez, Davie Nadadores 2:08.22; SOFLO: 9. Jacob Walters 2:17.70, best time, 28. Joshua Coote 2:34.48; Open, 1. SOFLO: 21. Mauricio Hidalgo 2:21.97.

50-meter breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Jordy Groters, Davie Nadadores 30.67; SOFLO: 4. Ilya Evdokimov 32.24, 31. Kyle Desrosiers 36.34, 33. Josh Cutter 36.39, 36. Bowie Suen 36.62, 38. Edward Kon 36.76, 43. William Perry 38.29; Open, 1. Leonardo Martins, SOFLO 30.09; SOFLO: 2. Alex Rodriguez 30.14, 36. Brandon Goldman 34.26, 44. Jonathan Strod 35.98, best time, 48. Derek Maguire 36.92, best time.

400-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Samuel Smiddy, AK Sharks 4:05.56; SOFLO: 5. Marc Rojas 4:08.63, 27. Austin Pillado 4:33.51.

400-meter freestyle relay:

1.Miami Swimming 3:37.11, 9. SOFLO “A” 3:43.36 (Alex Rodriguez, Carlo Morante, Marc Rojas, Keegan Boisson-Yates), 20. SOFLO “B” 3:54.61 (Ben Fruitman, Jacob Walters, Ivan Parada, David Stoddard).

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com


Atkinson Breaks FGC Record, Lincoln Gets Grand Prix Cut On Day 2 Of FGC Senior Championships

Atkinson Breaks FGC Record, Lincoln Gets Grand Prix Cut On Day 2 Of FGC Senior Championships


February 18, 2012

Alia Atkinson of South Florida Aquatic Club broke a four-year-old Florida Gold Coast record Saturday night at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships.

The two-time Olympian from Jamaica, in the midst of training for the 2012 London Olympics, won the 200-yard breaststroke in a career-best 2:090.06, not only bettering her previous best of 2:11.90 but adding another record to her already-impressive swimming resume.

The previous 200-yard breaststroke FGC record of 2:09.26 was set by Coral Springs Swim Club Olympian Anne Poleska on February 28, 2008.

Atkinson was pushed by an impressive women’s field that included Karie Haglund and Lisa Blackburn of Naple-based T2 Aquatics and Emily Kopas of Davie Nadadores.

Atkinson, 23, also had a best time in the 100-yard butterfly with a third place time of 53.76. Her previous best was 56.72. Erika Erndl, 33, of T2 Aquatics won in 53.46.

After two days, SOFLO is in second place in the men’s, women’s and combined team standings. T2 Aquatics leads the women’s 23-team field with 954 followed by SOFLO with 781. Metro Aquatics leads the men’s team standings with 1,066 points followed by SOFLO with 705.50. Metro Aquatics also leads the combined team standings with 1,527 and SOFLO is second with 1,486.50 and T2 Aquatics third with 1,485.

The three-day meet concludes on Sunday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

While several SOFLO swimmers were not rested for the meet, they continued to drop time in their various events.

“We had some really good results today considering the kids are not rested,” said Coral Springs Swim Club head coach Bruno Darzi. “I am very happy considering they are tired. They swam very well.”

SOFLO’s Emma Lincoln, 16, posted her Grand Prix qualifying cut time in the 100-yard butterfly in a best time of 57.71. Her previous best was 59.09. She was also sixth in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time of 4:42.65, bettering her previous best of 4:49.53.

“I’m pleasantly surprised with my time,” Lincoln said referring to her butterfly race. “I’m excited that I got my cut for the Grand Prix so I get to swim it again. I’m happy with my 400 IM swim because I don’t train for IM, but I think I can go faster. I need to work on my back and breast but overall I’m happy.”

SOFLO teammate Brandon Goldman, coming off a career-best swim in the 200-yard backstroke, dropped time in his 400-yard individual medley winning in 4:03.05. His previous best was 4:04.79. Marc Rojas, 18, also improved his best time in the 400 IM in 4:17.34. His previous best was 4:18.76.

University of Florida-bound Luke Torres, 17, of SOFLO posted his career-best time in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:06.86 for second place. His previous best 2as 2:07.47. Torres was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 51.36.

SOFLO’s Keegan Boisson-Yates, 16, won the 50-yard backstroke in 25.29.

Sixteen-year old Jacob Walters made his first championship final for SOFLO, qualifying in 55.58 and finishing ninth in 56.57.

A day after Liz Pelton of T2 Aquatics just missed her American record in the 200-yard backstroke, she won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.42 followed by new teammate and Olympian Katie Hoff in 1:43.91.

TWEET OF THE MEET: “Pray 4 me as I swim 400 IM tonight. RIP my muscles.”—Emma Lincoln, SOFLO



200-yard freestyle:

15-16: 1. Olivia Katcher, Unattached 1:51.30; SOFLO: 7. Maria Lopez 1:57.91, 9. Leonie Davies 1:58.35, 11. Amber Hunter 1:57.39, 19. Haley Wright 2:01.83, 31. Andrea Melendez 2:04.49, 38. Kristina Brennan 2:05.72, 55. Rachel Ling 2:08.75, 59. Juliann Plasencia 2:12.17; Open: 1. Liz Pelton, T2 Aquatics 1:43.42; SOFLO: 6. Marcella Marinheiro 1:54.65, 30. Jessica Rodriguez 2:02.81, 32. Sophia Bucaro 2:03.19, 49. Lilli Calero 2:07.73, 54. Carly Swanson 2:11.12.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Darby Goodwin, Jupiter Dragons 26.08; SOFLO: 10. Maria Lopez 29.11, 16. Kristina Brennan 29.84, 18. Amber Hunter 30.14, 21. Leonie Davies 30.55, 27. Rachel Ling 31.17, 35. Kaitlin Armstrong 32.06, 42. Andrea Melendez 33.23; Open: 1. Tasija Karosas, St. Andrew’s Swimming 26.03; SOFLO: 4. Emily Greenwood 27.66, 5. Marcella Marinheiro 27.73, 6. Melissa Marinheiro 28.15, 9. Samantha Stinemire 28.66, 23. Steph Campo 30.59, 33. Monica Rodriguez 31.75, 36. Kylie Herman 32.39, 42. Carly Swanson 33.38.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16: 1. Chase Harris, Jupiter Dragons 2:25.38; SOFLO: 11. Selina Voelkel 2:40.92; Open: 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 2:09.06; SOFLO: 13. Jillian Alexander 2:35.33.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16: 1. Tasija Karosas, St. Andrew’s Swimming 55.76; SOFLO: 4. Emma Lincoln 57.71, 6. Maria Lopez 59.14, 16. Amber Hunter 1:02.64, 30. Andrea Melendez 1:05.26, 31. Haley Wright 1:05.63, 38. Juliann Plasencia 1:10.81; OPEN: 1. Erika Erndl, T2 Aquatics 53.46; SOFLO: 3. Alia Atkinson 53.76, 5. Jessie Alcaide 55.28, 14. Melissa Marinheiro 59.44, 41. Natasha Testa 1:04.67, 45. Kylie Herman 1:05.22.

400-yard individual medley:

15-16: 1. Isabella Paez, Metro Aquatics 4:31.81; SOFLO: 6. Emma Lincoln 4:42.65, 15. Rachel Ling 5:14.63; OPEN: 1. Karie Haglund, T2 Aquatics 4:19.04; SOFLO: 13. Jessica Rodriguez 4:48.92.

800-yard freestyle:

1.T2 Aquatics 7:14.25 (Marina Falcone, Erika Erndl, Liz Pelton, Karie Haglund), 2. SOFLO “A” 7:32.35 (Jessie Alcaide, Melissa Marinheiro, Alia Atkinson, Marcella Marinheiro).


200-yard freestyle:

15-16: 1. Daniel Spas, Heritage Aquatics 1:44.04; SOFLO: 4. Marco Hosfeld 1:45.97, 6. Keegan Boisson-Yates 1:46.37, 22. Kyle Desrosiers 1:51.34, 26. Jacob Walters 1:52.35, 28. August Charni 1:52.82, 45. Bryce Pierce 1:55.72, 52. Roger Capote 1:59.45; OPEN: 1. Lance Rutkin, Unattached 1:43.21; SOFLO: 5. Marc Rojas 1:45.19, 14. Julien Pinon 1:48.31, 15. Ivan Parada 1:48.49, 17. Mauricio Hidalgo 1:49.45, 35. Matthew Gonzalez 1:53.85, 39. Gustavo Valery 1:54.92, 50. Alfredo Mesa 1:57.83.

50-yard backstroke:

15-16, 1. Keegan Boisson-Yates, SOFLO 25.29; SOFLO: 12. August Charni 27.01, 17. Ben Fruitman 27.82, 25. Fernando Quintero 28.85: OPEN: 1. Nicholas Coard, Team FLA 24.89; SOFLO: 12. Ivan Parada 27.27, 13. Gustavo Valery 27.44, 20. Xavier Brown 29.68.

200-yard breaststroke:

15-16, 1. Quinn Cassidy, St. Andrew’s Swimming 2:08.35; SOFLO: 19. Roger Capote 2:27.66; OPEN: 1. Diquan Pigot, Metro Aquatics 2:02.81; SOFLO: 2. Luke Torres 2:06.86, 6. Marc Rojas 2:10.88, 16. Jordan Colon 2:27.18, 18. Alex Monti 2:28.55.

100-yard butterfly:

15-16, 1. Daniel Spas, Heritage Aquatics 51.87; SOFLO: 9. Jacob Walters 56.57, 24. Marco Hosfeld 57.07, 35. Ben Fruitman 58.73, 42. Alex Evdokimov 59.05; OPEN: 1. Austin Saunders, Unattached 49.55; SOFLO: 4. Luke Torres 51.36, 14. Mauricio Hidalgo 54.31, 19. Xavier Brown 55.41, 28. Matthew Gonzalez 56.15, 29. Julien Pinon 56.22.

400-yard individual medley:

15-16, 1. Brandon Goldman, SOFLO 4:03.05; OPEN: 1. Daniele Tirabassi, Davie Nadadores 4:01.76; SOFLO: 6. Marc Rojas 4:17.34, 16. Alfredo Mesa 4:51.75.

800-yard freestyle relay:

1.Metro Aquatics 6:59.46 (Julian Ballestas, Diguan Pigot, Julian Radice Victor Lopez Cantera), 4. SOFLO “A” 7:22.12 (Luke Torres, Marco Hosfeld, Marc Rojas, Hazem Tashkandi).


What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships

When: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street

Admission: $3 per session, heat sheets $3 per session. For information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com


SOFLO’s Lincoln Swims Career-Best On Day One Of Southern Zone Championships

SOFLO’s Lincoln Swims Career-Best On Day One Of Southern Zone Championships

July 26, 2011


Emma Lincoln started off on a good note Tuesday at the USA Swimming Southern Zone Age Group Championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer swam a career-best in the girls’ 15-18 800-meter freestyle in 9 minutes, 34.70 seconds. Her previous best was 9:42.38.

It was only the second time Lincoln swam the 800-meter freestyle race.

Lincoln, 15, making her third appearance at the zone meet for the Florida Gold Coast all-star team, including back-to-back appearances, was pleasantly surprised at her swim which sets her up nicely for the remainder of her events including the 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday.

“I trained distance twice a week and in the past I have done 1,000 so I decided to do long course,” Lincoln said.

Lincoln finished 16th among a field of 23 elite swimmers. FGC teammate Amanda Ford, 17, was 15th in 9:33.86, off her best time of 9:23.80.

“It humbles you to be around fast people and helps you keep up your swimming,” said Lincoln, who is competing in everything from the 800 to the 50-meter freestyle.

“It’s fun to do different events,” Lincoln said. “In the beginning I felt really good and then I was getting tired obviously later. It’s fun hearing everyone cheering for you. That kept me going. I have gotten used to the nerves and I don’t get nervous for races but today I was nervous because I don’t normally swim the 800 and I didn’t know what to expect. It was a nice change.”

The swim sets Lincoln up nicely for the remainder of the week.

“I am really excited now,” Lincoln said. “I already did a best time and I felt confident. This is the meet I tapered for. At Senior Champs, I only swam the 50 free.

“I really want to go best times at this meet. I also want to have fun. It’s been really fun so far and getting a best time is a nice bonus.”

The weeklong meet continues on Wednesday with a full schedule of timed events. Florida Swimming leads both the girls and boys team standings after Day One.



1.Florida 94, 2. North Carolina 50, 3. Kentucky 42, 4. Georgia 38, 5. Southeastern 35, 6. South Texas 16, 7. Gulf 12, 8. North Texas, Louisiana 7, 10. South Carolina 6, 11. Florida Gold Coast 3.


800-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Kendall Dawson, Florida Swimming, 9:01.15; 15-18, 1. Autumn Finke, Florida Swimming 8:59.13; SOFLO: 16. Emma Lincoln 9:34.70, best time; FGC: 15. Amanda Ford 9:33.86


1.Florida 165, 2. North Carolina 110, 3. Georgia 94, 4. Kentucky 71, 5. South Carolina 49, 6. South Texas 42, 7. Southeastern 37, 8. Florida Gold Coast 20, 9. Gulf 15, 10. Louisiana 10, 11. North Texas 7.


1500-meter freestyle: 13-14, 1. Cody Bekemeyer, Georgia 16:35.53; FGC: 12. William Pisani 17:28.71, 14. Nicolas Medina 17:30.37, 18. Fernando Bohorquez 17:56.46; 15-16, 1. Kevin Litherland, Georgia 16:19.04; FGC: 9. Derek Chait 16:48.16.



Girls’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 2:21.41, Catharine Cooper, 11, 2:23.24.

Boys’ 11-12 200-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 2:04.14, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 2:13.89, Juan Lucas, 12, 2:16.83, Cristian Rossi, 12, 2:18.30.

Girls’ 15-18 200-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 2:11.71.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter breaststroke, Allison Kopas, 12, 37.48.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter breaststroke, Tristan Celestin, 12, 33.55, Cristian Rossi, 12, 37.66.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter butterfly, Allison Kopas, 12, 1:08.64, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:17.00 

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter butterfly, Julien Pinon, 12, 1:04.74.

Girls’ 15-18, 100-meter butterfly, Emma Lincoln, 15, 1:07.83.


Boys’ 15-18 200-meter backstroke, Brandon Goldman, 16, 2:12.48.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter backstroke, Allison Kopas, 12, 35.01, Catharine Cooper, 11, 36.98.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter backstroke, Juan Lucas, 12, 32.54.

Girls’ 15-18 100-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 1:00.14.

Girls’ 11-12 400-meter freestyle, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 4:49.31.

Boys’ 11-12 400-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 4:28.63, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 4:36.94, Juan Lucas, 12, 4:46.01.

Boys’ 15-18 400-meter individual medley, Brandon Goldman, 16, 4:46.20.


Girls’ 11-12 100-meter backstroke, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:15.74.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter backstroke, Juan Lucas, 12, 1:11.10, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 1:12.45.

Boys’ 15-18 100-meter backstroke, Brandon Goldman, 16, 1:02.07.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter breaststroke: Allison Kopas, 12, 1:19.01, 31. Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 1:24.78.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter breaststroke, Tristan Celestin, 12, 1:13.70, Cristian Rossi 1:26.47.

Girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle, Catharine Cooper, 11, 1:03.81.

Boys’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 57.28, Cristian Rossi,  12, 1:01.46, Alfredo Mesa, 12, 1:02.02, Juan Lucas, 12, 1:03.17, Tristan Celestin, 12, 1:04.11.


Girls’ 11-12 200-meter individual medley, Allison Kopas, 12, 2:35.36, Jessica Rodriguez, 12, 2:38.54.

Boys’ 11-12 200-meter individual medley, Juan Lucas, 12, 2:36.63, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 2:40.12.

Girls’ 15-18 200-meter individual medley, Emma Lincoln, 15, 2:37.00.

Boys’ 15-18 200-meter individual medley, Brandon Goldman, 16, 2:17.95.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter freestyle, Catharine Cooper, 11, 29.29.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter freestyle, Julien Pinon, 12, 26.52, Cristian Rossi, 12, 27.14, Tristan Celestin, 12, 27.70, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 12, 29.33.

Girls’ 15-18 50-meter freestyle, Emma Lincoln, 15, 28.56.

Girls’ 11-12 50-meter butterfly, Allison Kopas, 12, 32.09, Catharine Cooper, 11, 34.23.

Boys’ 11-12 50-meter butterfly, Julien Pinon, 12, 29.36, Cristian Rossi, 12, 32.44, Tristan Celestin, 12, 32.69.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com


Ten SOFLO Swimmers Named To FGC Team For Southern Zone Championships In North Carolina

Ten SOFLO Swimmers Named To FGC Team For Southern Zone Championships In North Carolina

July 12, 2011


Brandon Goldman and Emma Lincoln head an impressive ten-swimmer South Florida Aquatic Club contingent for the July 26-31 Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Cary, N.C.

It is one of the largest group of swimmers from a local swim club to be named to the Florida Gold Coast zone all-star team.

Last year SOFLO, in its first year of existence as a USA Swimming Club, had eight swimmers, including Goldman and Lincoln, selected for zones.

On this year’s zone team, Lincoln, the only 15-18 girl swimmer to represent SOFLO, will be joined by SOFLO girls Catharine Cooper, Allison Kopas and Jessica Rodriguez, all in the 11-12 age group.

Goldman, the only 15-18 boy swimmer to represent SOFLO, will be joined by SOFLO boys Tristan Celestin, Juan Lucas, Alfredo Mesa Jr., Julien Pinon and Cristian Rossi, all 11-12 age group boys.

Five swimmers train at SOFLO’s Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and five swimmers train at SOFLO’s Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The remaining FGC girl team members are: (11-12) Star Fassler, Jamie Flores, Estefania Hernandez, Alexa Rivera and Rose Smiddy; (13-14) Omaira German, Darby Goodwin, Christina Herfurth, Caroline Nava, Arianna Noya, Lindsey Swartz, Amanda Tipton and Kelsea Volland; (15-18) Zoie Balthazar, Alexa Kalandiak, Amanda Ford, Brenna Ruth, Jessica Randolph, Julie Suarez and Khamai Simpson. 

The other FGC boys team members are (11-12) Alberto Gomez, Julio Horrego, Rak Hovart; (13-14) Fernando Bohorquez, Nicholas Conrad, Tobias Faucher, Marco Guarente, Manuel Lopez, Nicolas Medina, Gabriel Perez and William Pisani; (15-18) Lucas Brito, Derek Chait, Austin Manganiello, Cory Perez, Austin Sanders, Daniel Spas and Wali Toulson.

Julie Smiddy will serve as head coach of the team. She will be joined by coaches Chadli Fernandez and Richard Garza (13-14); Marcelo Gatti and Chris Grace of SOFLO (11-12); Cathy Silviera and Eddie Wolling (15-18). SOFLO’s Rose Lockie will also join the SOFLO contingent.

Team chaperones are Ann Ford, Robin Kopas, Juan Lucas, Patricia Medina, Yamile Pelaez and Phillipe Pinon.

The zone championships feature top regional swimmers at the senior and age group levels who qualify for these meets within the four designated zones: southern, eastern, central and western.

Each LSC is limited to 48 swimmers—8 females and 8 males in each age group (11-12, 13-14 and 15-18). It gives swimmers nearing the junior national level an opportunity to excel at the end of the long course season.

The meet begins Tuesday, July 26th, indoors at the Triangle Aquatic Center with timed finals in the 800 and 1500 freestyles at 2 p.m. A full schedule gets underway Wednesday with prelims and finals. Open water will be held Sunday.

A banner and fifty swim caps will be awarded the Charlene Craddock Sportsmanship Award to the team who exhibits the highest level of sportsmanship throughout the meet.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com


SOFLO’s Lincoln Breaks Through With Career-Bests; McKnight, Atkinson, Rodriguez Win At FGC Seniors

SOFLO’s Lincoln Breaks Through With Career-Bests; McKnight, Atkinson, Rodriguez Win At FGC Seniors


March 5, 2011

Emma Lincoln is leaving her mark on this weekend’s Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships in Plantation.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer is four-for-four in career-best times including two on Saturday night.

Lincoln, 15, broke a minute in the 100-yard butterfly for the first time in 59.09 to finish fourth and had another big time drop in the 200-yard freestyle, cracking the 1:58 barrier twice including 1:53.80 in finals to finish second.

Unlike most of her teammates, Lincoln tapered for the three-day meet to focus on swimming best times and making zones.

“She is on fire,” SOFLO coach Kathleen Klein Prindle said. “It’s very exciting to watch. She wanted to do well at this meet. She has broken through a few hurdles.”

On Friday, Lincoln swam career-best times in the 100-yard freestyle (53.00 in prelims and 53.33 in finals to finish second) and 500-yard freestyle (5:07.87 to finish fourth in finals). She has the 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley remaining on Sunday, the third and final day of the meet.

“This meet is more like a stepping stone,” Lincoln said. “My times are getting where they should be. I am hoping for more drops in the future. I have to say this is a pretty good meet for me.

“I have just been training hard. I love the training program at SOFLO.”

Lincoln said “a weight had been lifted off my shoulders” when she touched the wall in the butterfly.

“Oh my God, it was such a relief to break a minute in the fly,” Lincoln said. “I have been mad about that lately. It was the one event consistently through high school I was trying to break a minute. I was so close (1:00.12) every single time.

“Once you break a minute in the 100 and 30 in the 50, once you’re past that, the drops almost come easier even though you still have to work hard for them. It helps mentally. It’s been pretty fun. If I wasn’t having fun I wouldn’t be doing this.”

Lincoln said it helped having teammate Lindsey McKnight swimming alongside her in the races.

“That was huge,” Lincoln said. “Swimming next to Lindsey really helps. She has a lot more experience than me. She’s gone to bigger meets like the Olympic trials. It’s nice having her to race against, to have that motivation to see how close I can get to her and see roughly where I am.”

McKnight, 16, looking ahead to sectionals, didn’t shave or taper for the meet. With her broken toe completely healed, McKnight was focusing on working on her walls and underwater kicks.

McKnight won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:51.06, the fastest swim of the night among 15-16 and open women. She was also second in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.41.

McKnight and Lincoln also teamed with Katie Brennan and Linea Cutter on the “A” 800-yard freestyle relay to finish second in 7:47.69.

“I am swimming through this meet,” McKnight said. “Bruno made it very clear that I was training through it with no rest whatsoever. I wasn’t looking to go crazy fast but I didn’t want to be completely off my best times. I wanted to maintain a good stroke and try to work on what I do in practice.”

After sectionals, where she hopes to swim best times, McKnight plans to train in April and May with no meets and then compete in Europe in June.

“This meet is another stepping stone for me, a fun meet with great atmosphere,” McKnight said. “I am around people I have known and raced against since I was 8 years old. I feel very comfortable. I still love it. I couldn’t imagine my life without swimming.”

Other SOFLO milestone swims:

Anne Kuczynski, 16, swimming under 2 minutes in the 200-yard freestyle twice (1:59.86 in prelims and 1:57.45 in finals to finish sixth). 

Brandon Goldman, 15, with an impressive time drop in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:08.21 to finish second. His previous best time was 4:15.20. “That was phenomenal, just great,” Prindle said.

Two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson, 22, won the 200-yard breaststroke in a career-best 2:11.90. Her previous best was 2:15.53.

Alex Rodriguez, 19, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:03.39 bettering his career-best of 2:04.50.

After two days, Fort Lauderdale Aquatics leads the combined, women’s and men’s team standings.



1.FLA 2,074, 2. Davie Nadadoes 1,449.50, 3. MAC 1,407, 4. SOFLO 1,184.50, 5. Lake Lytal Lightning 881.


1.FLA 1,165, 2. Lake Lytal Lightning 746, 3. SOFLO 668.50, 4. Davie Nadadoes 632.50, 5. Metro Aquatic Club of Miami 609.50.


200-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Lindsey McKnight, SOFLO 1:51.06; SOFLO: 2. Emma Lincoln 1:53.80, 4. Marcella Marinheiro, Unattached-SOFLO 1:55.91, 6. Anne Kuczynski 1:57.45, 19. Maria Lopez 2:02.01, 30. Amber Hunter 2:05.66, 49. Brianna Giordamella 2:16.59; Open, 1. Damaris Iriondo, FLA 1:52.39, SOFLO: 12. Linea Cutter 1:58.21, 13. Katie Brennan 1:59.63, 30. Brittany Williford 2:06.04.

50-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Chelsea Britt, FLA 26.13, SOFLO: 2. Emily Greenwood 27.87, 3. Marcella Marinheiro, Unattached-SOFLO 28.36, 17. Rachel Ling 30.48, 18. Amber Hunter 30.56; Open, 1. Carol Colorado, DANA 26.45.

200-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Gaby Garcia, AK Sharks 2:25.46; SOFLO: 5. Anne Kuczynski 2:35.38, 8. Kristina Nork 2:41.02; Open, 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 2:11.90; SOFLO: 3. Gina Gautieri 2:21.55, 2. Elle Weberg 2:23.10, scratched finals.

100-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Chelsea Britt, FLA 55.49, SOFLO: 2. Lindsey McKnight 56.41, 4. Emma Lincoln 59.09, 8. Maria Lopez 1:00.30, 19. Amber Hunter 1:01.65, 21. Kristina Brennan 1:02.22, 37. Kristina Nork 1:08.34; Open, 1. Ana Anaya, MAC 56.32; SOFLO: 16. Linea Cutter 1:03.73, 14. Natalie Montana 1:03.27.

400-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Ali Schulhofer, DANA 4:28.58; SOFLO: 9. Kristina Brennan 4:51.67, 17. Belinda De La Torre 5:26.04; Open, 1. Rebecca Aiello, FLA 4:31.85.

800-yard freestyle relay: 1. FLA 7:40.56 (Chelsea Britt, Lauren Driscoll, Flavia Segatto, Damaris Iriondo); SOFLO: 2. “A” 7:47.69 (Katie Brennan, Emma Lincoln, Linea Cutter, Lindsey McKnight), 11. “B” 8:23.14 (Brittany Williford, Maria Lopez, Kristina Brennan, Amber Hunter).

TIME TRIALS: 100-yard freestyle: 1. Linea Cutter, SOFLO 53.85.


1.FLA 909, 2. Davie Nadadores 817, 3. MAC 797.50, 4. Unattached-Davie 706.50, 5. SOFLO 516.


200-yard freestyle: 15-16, 1. Julio Ballestas, MAC 1:40.46; SOFLO: 21. Mike Franco 1:52.34, 32. Darryl Perez 1:54.28, 47. Kyle Desrosiers 1:57.58, 48. Roger Capote 1:57.92; Open, 1. Fernando Santos, Unattached 1:37.93; SOFLO: 12. Hazem Tashkandi 1:44.96, 17. Marco Hosfeld 1:47.07, 24. Valerio Rasi 1:49.19, 28. Mauricio Hidalgo 1:51.08, 42. Fernando Cardenas 1:55.08, 45. Jaafar Bouland 1:55.82.

50-yard backstroke: 15-16, 1. Diguan Pigot, MAC 24.41; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Goldman 25.34, 3. Keegan Boisson-Yates 25.59, 33. Xavier Brown 31.58; Open, 1. Vinic Kleinert, DANA 23.43; SOFLO: 11. Fernando Cardenas 25.88.

200-yard breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Ryan Rosenbaum, FLA 2:07.39; SOFLO: 3. Luke Torres 2:10.51, 8. Daniel Lee 2:21.11, 26. Joshua Cutter 2:37.73; Open, 1. Alex Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:03.39; SOFLO: 6. Marc Rojas 2:15.01, 9. Brian Arnaud 2:19.85, 10. Marco Hosfeld 2:23.00.

100-yard butterfly: 15-16, 1. Julio Ballestas, MAC 51.16; SOFLO: 20. Javier Menchaca 56.74, 22. Mike Franco 56.88, 23. Xavier Brown 56.94, 27. Darryl Perez 57.32, 37. Jacob Walters 58.54, 46. Daniel Lee 59.47; Open, 1. Julio Galofre, Unattached 48.87; SOFLO: 11. Abbas Qali 52.23, 11. Zain Qali 52.90, 20. Valerio Rasi 54.29, 28. Mauricio Hidalgo 55.02, 38. Fernando Cardenas 56.26, 52. Jaafar Bouland 58.64, 57. Nicholas Perez 1:00.95.

400-yard individual medley: 15-16, 1. Julian Radice, Unattached 4:05.96; SOFLO: 2. Brandon Goldman 4:08.21, 9. Mike Franco 4:28.65, 26. Javier Menchaca 4:45.86; Open, 1. Carlos Omana, MAC 4:04.70; SOFLO: 8. Marc Rojas 4:20.37.

800-yard freestyle relay: 1. Davie Nadadores 6:50.04 (Jesus Marin, Glen Sochackyj, Yousef Alaskari, Aaron Dsouza); SOFLO: 6. “A” 7:20.69 (Marc Rojas, Marco Hosfeld, Hazem Tashkandi, Keegan Boisson-Yates); 9. “B” 7:29.02 (Daniel Lee, Abbas Qali, Darryl Perez, Mike Franco).


What: Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships

When: Sunday

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW 2nd Street

Schedule: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m., finals 5 p.m.

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheet per session. For information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.


Emma Lincoln SOFLO’s Top Finisher In Career-Best Swims On Day Three Of Southern Zone Championships

Emma Lincoln SOFLO’s Top Finisher In Career-Best Swims On Day Three Of Southern Zone Championships


Two years ago, Emma Lincoln went to her first USA Swimming Southern Zone Championships for experience.

This time around the South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer was looking for more. The 14-year-old got just that on Thursday.

Lincoln swam back-to-back career-bests and made her first zone final in the 100-meter freestyle on Day Three of the Southern Zone Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

Lincoln swam a career-best 1:00.96 in morning prelims, bettering her previous best and seed time of 1:02.41 to qualify for the championship final. She came back and swam faster in finals to better her career-best in 1:00.29 and finish eighth among a fast field.

The Florida Gold Coast All-Star zone team member was SOFLO’s top finisher during a fast night of swimming.

“This is really a big stepping stone for me,” Lincoln said after the race. “Hopefully, my next step will be junior nationals and nationals.”

Unlike many of her teammates, Lincoln was tapered for the meet but even she was surprised with her swims.

“I didn’t really expect to make finals,” Lincoln said. “Before I swam I tried to find a psych sheet to see what I was seeded and to see how fast I had to swim but I couldn’t find one.

“I went in there knowing I would have to drop a lot of time to get into finals,” Lincoln said. “I wanted to try and get as close to 59 to make it in. I swam my best in prelims and I dropped enough time to get in.

“For finals I was excited. The adrenalin got me going. I am extremely happy. It is really cool to make it into finals.”

Having the experience of one zone meet under her belt, helped Lincoln’s confidence.

“I knew what to expect,” Lincoln said. “This time I really wanted to make finals and go best times. This time I was also tapered like it was my big meet for the season.

“Two years ago, it was JOs that was my big meet and I just went to zones for fun. I wasn’t on my game as much back then. This meet I was a lot more prepared. Michael (Lohberg) had me nice and prepared.”

The six-day meet features some of the fastest swimmers in the region and is the last major long course meet before junior and senior nationals in Irvine, Calif. next month.

“The competition is extremely fast,” Lincoln said. “There are so many fast times being set. It is really difficult to make finals. You really have to swim fast to make finals.”

Lincoln has the 50- and 400-meter freestyle events and open water swim left to swim.

Lincoln is a natural athlete. She has been swimming since age 8. A former basketball and soccer player, ballet and tap dancer, Lincoln discovered that her passion is swimming.

“I do get motivated when I do well,” Lincoln said. “I think my hard work got me here and I know if I work even harder I can possibly make nationals eventually.”

Lincoln plans to take two weeks off to visit family and friends in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before returning to her Weston home to get ready for school at Cypress Bay and high school and club swimming.

“This has probably been one of my bigger meets,” Lincoln said. “I made finals at a really fast meet and I am happy with my performance. It’s really been a fun meet. Everyone is getting along great.”

Five other SOFLO swimmers also swam career-best times. Other SOFLO finishers were:

Marco Hosfeld, 14, 11th in the 13-14 100-meter freestyle in a career-best 56.43, bettering his previous best of 56.65.

Steph Campo, 12, 13th in the 11-12 400-meter freestyle in a career-best 4:47.47, bettering her previous best of 4:49.86. She was also 15th in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in 33.75.

Luke Torres, 16, 20th in the 15-18 100-meter freestyle in a career-best 55.51. His previous best was 55.62. His swam the first 50-meters was 28.51.

Brandon Goldman, 15, 21st, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:18.35.

Tyla Martin, 13, 22nd, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:33.02.

Diego Rodriguez, 12, tied for 41st in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in a career-best 37.59. His previous best was 38.00.

Anne Kuczynski, 15, 45th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:03.63, career-best. Her previous best was 1:04.53.

The Florida Gold Coast All-Star Zone team won another individual event on Thursday night. Daniel Spas, 15, won the boys’ 15-18 100-meter freestyle in 52.77, his second career-best of the day. He was the fastest qualifier in morning prelims in 52.86, bettering his previous career-best of 53.55.

Individual Southern Zone champions were:


Michelle Turek, 13, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 58.43, career-best.

Kaitlyn Dressel, 17, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 58.65, career-best.

Asia Seidt, 12, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 32.00, career-best.

Ashley Leclair, 14, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:20.25, career-best.

Lily Tang, 15, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:19.32, career-best.

Carly Straight, 12, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:34.27, career-best.

Caty Hulsey, 14, Zones Georgia, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 5:02.01, career-best.

Savannah Napier, 17, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 4:57.84, career-best.


Gunnar Bentz, 14, Zones Georgia, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 53.46, career-best.

Daniel Spas, 15, Gold Coast, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 52.77, career-best.

Ethan Young, 12, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 29.75, career-best.

Alex Katz, 14, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:09.38, career-best.

Thomas Nguyen, 18, 15-18-meter backstroke, 2:08.14, career-best.

Preston Padden, 12, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:24.96, career-best.

Gunnar Bentz, 14, Zones Georgia, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 4:34.78, career-best.

Christian Carbone, 16, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 4:32.65, career-best.

Other Florida Gold Coast All-Star finishers were:

Samuel Smiddy, 16, second, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 4:36.52, career-best.

Rose Smiddy, 11, third, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:38.97, career-best.

Quinn Cassidy, 14, third, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:11.82, career-best.

Nicolas Medina, 12, fourth, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:27.62, career-best.

Megan Moroney, 13, fourth, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:22.60, career-best.

Michael Christian, 17, fourth, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:09.42, career-best.

Evandro Silva, 18, sixth, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 4:41.32.

Andrew Smiddy, 18, ninth, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 4:48.44.

Austin Manganiello, 17, ninth, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:13.82, career-best.

Quinn Cassidy, 14, 10th, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 57.86.

Zoie Balthazar, 14, tenth, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 1:01.12.

Arianna Noya, 13, 11th, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 5:18.94.

Boleck Depawlikowski, 14, 12th, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 4:56.23, career-best.

Isa Paez, 14, 13th, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 5:21.57.

Andres Reyes-Capo, 16, 13th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 54.95.

Jessica Nederlanden, 17, 13th, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:26.61.

Brittany Hammond, 15, 16th, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 5:20.64.

Namilla Sanchez, 12, 16th, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:50.35, career-best.

Alex Cronin, 12, 16th, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 4:54.21, career-best.

Boleck Depawlikowski, 14, 16th, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:21.09.

Vicky Ho, 17, 18th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.84.

Jessie Randolph, 15, 19th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:00.86, career-best.

Hannah Vandersluis, 15, 19th, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 5:26.07.

Jonathan Farah, 12, 19th, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 34.12.

Alejandro Vassallo, 14, 19th, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:22.58.

Alexa Rivera, 11, 20th, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 34.07, career-best.

John Floyd, 14, 22nd, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 58.03.

Michael Christian, 17, 24th, 100-meter freestyle, 55.60.

Dashley Reyes, 15, 25th, 15-18 400-meter individual medley, 5:56.72.

Alejandro Vassallo, 14, 25th, 13-14 400-meter individual medley, 5:11.23.

Luis Santiesteban, 14, 25th, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 58.37, career-best.

Tanner Fuller, 12, 26th, 11-12 400-meter freestyle, 5:06.10, career-best.

Dashley Reyes, 15, 27th, 15-18 200-meter backstroke, 2:43.33.

Jessica Nederlanden, 17, 29th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:01.70.

Hank Contich, 12, 31st, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 35.55, career-best.

Zoie Balthazar, 14, 33rd, 13-14 200-meter backstroke, 2:38.48.

Fatimah Westbrook, 11, 39th, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 38.86 career-best.

Julio Horrego, 11, 41st, 11-12 50-meter backstroke, 37.59.

Sivan Fraiman, 15, 41st, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:03.25, career-best.

Annie Valls, 14, 41st, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 1:04.22, career-best.

Amanda Montesino, 17, 43rd, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:03.28.

Digby Nothard, 14, 48th, 13-14 100-meter freestyle, 1:02.32.

Hannah Vandersluis, 15, 59th, 15-18 100-meter freestyle, 1:05.53, career-best.

The six-day meet continues today with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. Friday events are 200-meter butterfly, 50-meter butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley relay.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com.